James F. O'Hara

James F. O'Hara

Of Counsel
Los Angeles, California
James F. O'Hara (Of Counsel) born New York, N.Y., March 13, 1932; admitted to bar, 1959, New York; 1961, U.S. Customs Court and U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; 1972, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1974, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1980, U.S. Court of International Trade; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Education: St. John's University (B.A., 1954; LL.B., 1959). Attorney, U.s. Customs Service, 1959-1961. Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Customs Section, 1961-1962. General Counsel, Man-Made Fibre Producers Association, Inc., 1963-1971. Member: Los Angeles County (Member, 1975- and Chairman, 1978-1979, Customs Law Committee), New York State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Association of the Customs Bar (Member: Discipline Committee, 1972; Committee on Practice, Procedure and Legislation, 1976-1980; Advisory Committee on Rules, U.s. Customs Court, 1980-1982); Customs and International Trade Bar Association (Member, Judicial Selection Committee, 1981-1986). Practice Areas: Customs Law; International Trade Law

Areas of Practice

  • Customs Law
  • International Trade Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1974
  • New York, 1959
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • St. John's University School of Law
    • LL.B. - 1959
  • St. John's University
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of the Customs Bar
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association